Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy

At Lighthouse College Preparatory Academies (CPA), we make an extraordinary promise: if a scholar graduates from our College Prep Academy, he/she will be accepted to a four year college or university.  We keep that promise, through rigorous standards and an arts-infused curriculum that prepares students academically, socially and culturally for success in college – and beyond.  We are fully accredited with the Arkansas Department of Education.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 370
Grades: 7-12
Date Opened:
Principal: Frederick Holmes


  • Arts-Infusion
  • AP Classes
  • AP Seminar and Research
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering Pathway
  • Dual Credit and College Credit Courses
  • Virtual Arkansas
  • Gifted and Talented Program

Annual Events

  • Quarterly Arts Exhibits
  • Scholar Exhibitions
  • National Honors Society
  • College Trips
  • Community Service Projects
  • Homecoming
  • Prom

Extracurricular Activities

  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Cheer
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Student Council
  • Ambassador Program
  • Mock Trial
  • National History Day
  • National Honors Society
  • Beta Club
  • FBLA
  • Student Council
  • Theater
  • A.S.C.E.N.D. Program


  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Department of Defense Educational Activity
  • Military K-12 Partnership
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • Virtual Arkansas
  • Jacksonville Theater Company


Accreditation Status 2016-2017- Accredited In the case of inclement weather, if the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District closes, so will Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter Schools. Supply List for 2017-2018 School Year CPA NOW ENROLLING!!  SEATS AVAILABLE IN GRADES 7-12. Stop by or call the school office for more information!



  • 4 - No School, Labor Day
  • 5 - Volleyball (JV/V) vs Lisa Academy North (Away) 4:30
  • 7 - Volleyball (JH/JV/V) vs Lee County (Home) 4:30
  • 12 - Volleyball (JH/JV/V) vs Helena Central (Away) 4:30
  • 14 - Volleyball (JH/JV/V) vs Lonoke (Home) 4:30
  • 19 - Volleyball (JV/V) vs Lisa Academy North (Home) 4:30
  • 19 - Cross Country @ Univ of the Ozarks Cross Country Trails @ 4:30
  • 21 - School Picture Day
  • 21 - Volleyball (JH/JV/V) vs Kipp Delta (Home) 4:30
  • 22 - No School
  • 22 - SENIOR Picture Day
  • 23 - WOLF FEST BLOCK PARTY - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ CPA & Main Campus
  • 25 - School Board meeting - 12:00 noon @ Main Campus Library
  • 28 - Volleyball (JV/V) vs Lisa Academy North (Home) 4:30
Camron Shaffer and Zach Bobo sign academic scholarships and a pledge to play for the University of the Ozarks.

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Frederick Holmes

Mr. Frederick Holmes is a passionate, professional educator with over fifteen years of experience serving in both district and charter schools in Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Holmes is a proud graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Geography and in 2002 with an M.S. in Science Education. He started his career as a Biology Teacher at West High School in Knoxville before moving to Memphis and joining the staff at Westwood High School where he served as a 7th/8th Grade Science and Physical Science Teacher and the 9th Grade Freshman Academy Administrator for eight years. In 2005, Mr. Holmes completed his Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Union University. After Westwood, Mr. Holmes moved to Manassas High to assume the role of the School Improvement Grant Coordinator and then the Assistant Principal for five years. Since school year 2015-2016, Mr. Holmes was with KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools serving as the 7th/8th Assistant Principal at KIPP Collegiate Middle School and then 9th/10th Grade Assistant Principal at KIPP Collegiate High School. He is excited about joining the family at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter Schools as the Principal at Jacksonville Lighthouse College Prep Academy beginning July 2017! Mr. Holmes believes in the ability of each child's unique talent and desire to learn. His impact is intentionally creating a positive, productive, inviting learning environment of rich, hands-on administrative support for teaching and learning to excel daily.
Director of Teacher Leadership

Jean Rowe

Ms. Rowe has a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Her teaching certificate came from San Diego State University, and she has taught chemistry, algebra, and a variety of other courses at the high school level. Ms. Rowe received a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. She has served as a Division Chair of Math and Science and an Assistant Principal of Student Supports. Ms. Rowe has several publications and presents at conferences on the topics of culture of learning and standards-based learning. In December, she will receive her doctorate in Curriculum Leadership from Northern Illinois University. This will be her 14th year in education.
Director of College and Career Advising

Wendell Scales Jr

I am originally from Carlisle, Arkansas but I am a graduate of the fighting Jackrabbits at Lonoke High School. Upon graduation I received my Associates in Business from Arkansas State University at Beebe. I finished my college career at Henderson State University, where I received a Bachelor's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. While in college I had the opportunity to work in the Office of Admissions, where I assisted prospective students and parents with the admissions and financial aid process. This was a powerful experience during my colleges years and resulted in a career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock( UA-LR). I worked as a Recruitment Coordinator and managed every high school in Pulaski County. I developed strong relationships with countless students, parents and high school


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Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy

251 North 1st Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA

34.8687782 -92.1079559
Tel: 501-985-1228
Fax: 501-985-1233

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